‘The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway’ (or S.M.J.) was a small independent railway company which ran a line across the empty, untouched centre of England. It visited the counties of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and a little of Buckinghamshire, only existing as the SMJ from 1909 to 1923. In 1923 the S.M.J.became a minor arm of the London Midland and Scottish (L.M.S.), then in 1948 'British Railways' 

Gone but not forgotten: "the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth"


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SMJ Forum

EWJR Portland Cement Wagon 11 Replies

Hello All,I found this item on ebay, although it's a model, what I'd like to know is, was it actually based on the real thing? As you can see it has the initials EWJR and return empty to Ettington, which all fits in with the real world.It was listed…Continue

Started by Jim Goodman. Last reply by Mark Reader Jun 11.

The Roade Connection 2 Replies

There seem to be several big questions about the SMJ.Tiffield station: did it exist, for how long and where exactly was it?Why build stations at Salcey Forest and Stoke Bruerne, and why such substantial buildings?But the biggest one seems to be the…Continue

Started by peter fleming. Last reply by Richard Denny May 19.

Stored coaches 3 Replies

This query arises from a discussion on another site (Disused Railway and Stations around Northamptonshire).There has been recent reference to coaches stored on the SMJ and a statement in Bylines March 12th issue that there were over three hundred…Continue

Started by Alan Brant. Last reply by Alan Brant Apr 30.

Way in

Hi thereI hope you are all in good health.A question about passenger access to stations such as Fenny Compton.Apparently, these station buildings had no entrance doors and access was only from the platform side.I imagine passengers would come up…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville Mar 29.

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Blakesley Hall M R - CWB's engineer Alec Wyatt with Blacolvesley

Blakesley Hall miniature railway

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Comment by Tony Newman on March 15, 2020 at 15:02

I really like the Jones 4-4-4T locomotives of the Metropolitan Railway - except they had outside cylinders. The Met must have been very proud of them at the time they entered service.

 

Comment by Dick Bodily on January 12, 2013 at 10:09

You may have heard that this loco was recently damaged by a fire in the Ravenglass paintshop. I've contacted Dr Bob Tebb with condolences and the good news is that the damage could have been much worse and is largely confined to the cab. He's having the repair work done shortly.

Comment by Dick Bodily on August 7, 2009 at 8:52
Blakesley Hall's engineer Alec Wyatt driving.

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